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Association of Sociodemographic and Perceived Environmental Factors with Public Bicycle Use among Taiwanese Urban Adults

Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, 162, Heping East Road Section 1, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13030340
Received: 18 February 2016 / Revised: 15 March 2016 / Accepted: 17 March 2016 / Published: 19 March 2016
Background: This study examined the sociodemographic and perceived environmental factors associated with public bicycle use among Taiwanese urban adults. Methods: A random-digit-dialing telephone-based cross-sectional survey was administered to Taiwanese urban adults aged 20–64 years in 2015. Data on sociodemographic variables, perceived environmental factors (for attributes identified in the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Environmental Module), and public bicycle use were obtained from 1002 adults in three cities. Adjusted logistic regression was used. Results: After adjustment for potential confounders, the results showed that adults aged 20–29 years (odds ratio (OR) = 4.42) with a university degree or higher (OR = 2.03) were more likely to use public bicycles. In addition, adults living in Kaohsiung City were less likely to use public bicycles (OR = 0.24). Adults who saw people being active (OR = 1.76; 95% CI: 1.05–2.86) and had positive aesthetic experiences of their environment (OR = 1.69) were more likely to use public bicycles. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that seeing physically active people and positive aesthetic perceptions of the environment are key factors for developing transportation policies and intervention strategies for promoting public bicycle use among Taiwanese urban adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: public bicycle use; perceived environment; sociodemographic factors; urban adults public bicycle use; perceived environment; sociodemographic factors; urban adults
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Liao, Y. Association of Sociodemographic and Perceived Environmental Factors with Public Bicycle Use among Taiwanese Urban Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13030340

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Liao Y. Association of Sociodemographic and Perceived Environmental Factors with Public Bicycle Use among Taiwanese Urban Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(3):340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13030340

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Liao, Yung. 2016. "Association of Sociodemographic and Perceived Environmental Factors with Public Bicycle Use among Taiwanese Urban Adults" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 3: 340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13030340

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